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New Jersey Judiciary Releases General Assignment Order for Court Year 2005-2006
Chief Justice Deborah T. Poritz today released the General Assignment Order for court year 2005-2006. The Order lists all assignments for all of the state's judges in the Appellate Division, Tax Court, and the Civil, Criminal, Family and General Equity Divisions of Superior Court. The order also lists acting assignment judges, in the event of the absence of an assignment judge, and lists the presiding judges of each division in each vicinage of Superior Court.
According to Article VI, Section 7 of the New Jersey Constitution, "The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court shall assign Judges of the Superior Court to the Divisions and Parts of the Superior Court, and may from time to time transfer Judges from one assignment to another, as need appears." Made in consultation with assignment judges and the administrative director of the courts, judicial assignments are based on considerations such as caseloads across divisions and vicinages, as well as judicial experience and professional development.
The General Assignment Order establishes judicial assignments effective September 1. As the needs of the Judiciary change throughout the year, the Chief Justice may reassign judges among the divisions or among the vicinages via supplemental orders.
The General Assignment Order may be accessed here.